The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS), Plateau State chapter has called for the appointment of a female vice chancellor for the University of Jos, Plateau.
The council’s president, Felicia Bala, while briefing newsmen Wednesday, said a qualified female lecturer should be considered for the top job for the sake of gender equality, balancing, belongingness and representation.
“We wish to put it on record that of all the nine substantive vice chancellors in the 46 years of the citadel of learning, none is a female.
“The NCWS Plateau State Chapter and all its affiliates, as part of its mandate to advocate for gender inclusion, are appealing to the Governing Council and the University of Jos Visitor to consider appointing a woman as the 10th vice chancellor of the institution.
“NCWS understands that among those jostling for the position, there is a woman of character, an erudite and industrious scholar, credible and intellectually sound with great institutional memory of the university.
“So, for the sake of generations to come, we hereby appeal to the new council to conclude the selection process already started by the outgone council of the university.
“We reiterate that a qualified woman be considered for the position of vice chancellor as part of the 35 per cent affirmative action for women, a national policy (2006) that requires 35 per cent involvement of women in all governance processes,” she said.